The thirtysomething characters in ‘American Innovations,’ her vital, intelligent, new collection of stories, have trouble growing up
The virtuoso of queer theory’s rhetorically playful and nuanced prose on AIDS, Lana Turner, and the ‘imminence of nothingness’
The author, publishing a new novel this week, talks about conversion, suffering, and life in Vermont
In a haunting memoir, an Upper West Sider puts family secrets—including AIDS—under the microscope
The latest collection from the great Jewish poet Frederick Seidel expresses intimate revulsion at human feats
The French quasi-novel HHhH, by Laurent Binet, tells the tale of assassinated Nazi leader Reinhard Heydrich while wondering whether it need be retold
The newly published second volume of the great critic’s journals reveals her transformation from hedonistic revolutionary to elitist enforcer
Suddenly, A Knock on the Door, the acclaimed Israeli writer’s new story collection, offers wry, coy looks at the paradoxes of life in the Jewish state
Ellen Ullman’s new novel pushes a psychoanalyst, a patient, and a mysterious eavesdropper back to their traumatic roots—in the Holocaust
The strongest evidence that the taboo against anti-Semitism is being eroded is the fact that obvious forms of verbal abuse are tolerated—even justified
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